Robert Elias Killed in a Crash on May 14, 2022 in Jefferson County, Kansas



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Robert D Elias of Valley Falls, Kansas was killed on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 04:20 AM in Jefferson County, Kansas. Elias is a 51-year-old man.

The crash happened here: K4 mile marker 345.4 northbound or 1.7 miles north of Meriden.

In the crash, Elias was a driver. The police described the crash like this:

Vehicle 1 [the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Robert Elias] was Southbound on Westbound K-4 Highway when Driver 1 [Robert D Elias] went off the roadway onto the West shoulder. Driver 1 [Robert D Elias] overcorrected back to the left and went across K-4 Highway into the East ditch. Vehicle 1 [the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Robert Elias] continued down the embankment and rolled striking a tree. The vehicle came to rest upright hanging over a culvert. The driver was ejected.

Injuries

Elias's injuries were fatal. Elias was taken by ambulance to Barnett Family Funeral Home.

Vehicle Damage

The police said the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with Kansas license plate number 894PMC damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. Progressive Northwestern Insurance insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Shawnee Auto Towing.

How To Get the Highway Patrol Report

The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K205 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-005390 to this crash. The KSHP charges $5.00 for each copy of the report plus additional fees of $2.00 for each witness statement. But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. In order to get the report through the KSHP website, you must create a Kansas.gov account and give them your credit card. You must agree to be subject to Kansas Statute 45-230: Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records. This statute imposes on those subject to it “a civil penalty in an action brought by the attorney general or county or district attorney” of up to “$500 for each violation.” Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted (blacked out).

The information in this article came from the Kansas Highway Patrol website.

Insurance Claim

Elias's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Elias's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.

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